How To: Melting Chocolate Ball Dessert

Impress your guests with this easy and mesmerizing melting chocolate dessert.

Chocolate melt balls are able to be found at restaurants such as Uncle Julios in Vernon Hills.

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Chocolate melt balls are able to be found at restaurants such as Uncle Julio’s in Vernon Hills.

Videos of these melting chocolate desserts have been flooding Instagram and attracting millions. Their creative design and rich goodness caught people’s attention shortly after their release.

“This dessert makes chocolate ten times better and i’d love to try and make it”, junior Mary Cook said.  

Although these fancy desserts look complex, they are not difficult to create with ingredients that can easily be found in an average kitchen.

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Ingredients (Chocolate Dome):

  • Tempered Chocolate (prefered chocolate of choice)
  • Silicone sphere mold (A water balloon will also work just as well if silicone mold is unavailable)


Ingredients (Chocolate Sauce):

  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons of Butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract



Melt chocolate in microwave or over double boiler. Pour a small amount of the chocolate over mold or balloon. After forming this thin shell, let it cool. Once completely hardened, remove the chocolate dome and set it aside in the fridge while the chocolate sauce is being made. If the chocolate shell is difficult to remove, use cooking oil spray on mold before chocolate is poured overtop.

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, and water in a pan and bring to a boil, mixing occasionally. Once boiling, remove mixture from heat and add vanilla. Place ice cream or dessert of choice in a bowl and place the chocolate dome on top, covering all the ice cream.

When ready to serve, pour the chocolate sauce on top of the dome, making sure it is hot enough to melt the chocolate. Finally, sit back and watch your guests be amazed as the shell melts away, revealing yet another delicious dessert inside.

“It looks delicious and I would love to try it”, teacher Caitlin O’Grady said.